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Post ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
Here we go, it is officially on like Donkey Kong.

She claims her contract called for exclusive theatrical distribution. We will see what happens.

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She'll get more money :flowers:


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Yep. She's not going to get $50 million, but she'll get a very nice settlement.

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
If Disney did indeed go against her contract then yeah, they deserve this.


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Good for her. She waited ten years to finally get her bag and absolutely deserves it.

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
Disney's rather hostile response to this, I think, suggests Johansson has a pretty easy case here. It's a pretty big decision to sue Disney, so I doubt she would have done so without a clear case.

Emma Stone and Emily Blunt are also considering their options against Disney now as well, based on rumors, so it'll be interesting to see if they move forward or not.

And in general, I wonder if this opens the door for a lot of actors to take legal action against Disney (or other studios) if their contracts were broken in similar fashion as well (past, present, and future).

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
Make no mistake, this is probably one of the most important legal cases for the entertainment industry. Apparently she already turned down a big payout to avoid going public. Disney's argument is pretty weak. Bravo to Scarjo, I can already see the headlines if this turns south "From Black Widow to Black Listed"

Disney gets 85% of the profits of PA, so if it makes 300 WW (Which its on track for) there is obviously more money from even a hyped theatrical release.

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
Well, if they breached the contraxt, well yeah, go ScarJo.

This will set the precedent if she manages to slay the beast.

I can only imagine how much disney was willing to pay her to shut up and yet she declined. Thats a boss ass move

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Chapek fuck ups continue. No way Bob Iger would have let this happen.

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
If Disney violated the contract then yea, go ScarJo! I wonder what impact, if any, this will have on the releases for Eternals, James Bond and Spiderman, if say, the Delta variant tempts the studios to roll out the films in premium streaming at the same time.

Disney and other studios will need to make it clear upfront in future contracts what the rollout strategy will be. They'll need to commit from the beginning whether the film will 1) have an exclusive theatrical window or 2) go hybrid.

This potentially gives A-listers for the franchise films more leverage in pushing for an exclusive theatrical window which can impact bottom lines in a depressed theatrical market. I can see a situation where it's financially better for the movie to open in theaters AND through premium streaming at the same time, but the actors' contracts won't allow it.

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
Emma Stone and Emily Blunt may be next in line. I think they deserve it as well, but it's a bigger risk for them. ScarJo doesn't have to ever work with Disney again if she does not want to, while Emma and Blunt have huge projects with them on the horizon. Is getting your bag for Jungle Cruise really worth losing the much (MUCH) bigger bag you would get for Fantastic Four?

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
I don’t think Blunt has any interest in the superhero genre. She’s gone into great length on why she didn’t do Black Widow. And honestly letting something slide is never good business practice, and most likely The Rock would get in on that before either of them. That’s the name to look for. And with Hobbs and Shaw doing better than F9 (Pandemic be dammed) Disney would not want to lose him. ScarJo had a very specific theater contract with MCU and she’s definitely getting screwed. Disney using the “you’re doing better than everyone in the pandemic” argument while true, doesn’t hold much water.

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Disney's rather hostile response to this, I think, suggests Johansson has a pretty easy case here. It's a pretty big decision to sue Disney, so I doubt she would have done so without a clear case.


They didn't even mention anything about the contract, which this is ALL ABOUT! :funny: just tells everyone they fucked up big time! and talks that the golden goose himself Kevin Feige is not happy with the heads at Disney as well. This is huge!

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Get your money ScarJo. Disney is too powerful and needs to be taken down a peg or two.

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
They chose to renegotiate with The Rock for his movie Jungle Cruise going to D+ same time as theaters, BUT NOT SCARJO? YOUR TALENT PARTNER IN 9 MCU FILMS! WTF!!! FUCK Disney heads!!!

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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
Emma Stone signs for Cruella sequel so I'm guessing no court case from her end, specially with a promise of sequel.


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Post Re: ScarJo sues Disney over Black Widow's Disney+ Release
And she wins an additional 20m and gets to move forward with Tower of Terror.

Good for her, and a good sign for talent in the streaming era

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